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see them forge frindz and maybe a barbecue will come forward i've already seconded it >> commissioner johnck. >> i'll echo congratulation to the folks if we are serious about keeping people in san francisco the best way to keep the folks in san francisco to expand this schools tend to be in neighborhoods there are issues will loading and unloading and noise and things like that i'm glad that worked out well. >> just for clarity sake commissioner sugaya your motion included a of the of the support for the private agreement regarding the future of the white design i don't know if we can say that but the commissioners by needing their headings heads. >> just a consensus not altering the motions so
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supervisors a motion and a second to approve with conditions as anticipated on that motion. >> commissioner antonini. commissioner hillis. commissioner johnson. commissioner sugaya. commissioner fong and commissioner president wu. so moved, commissioners, that motion passes unanimously 6 to zero. and places you on items 12 at about ab at 346 katrero avenue and for a large project authorization >> good afternoon, commissioners diego sanchez i present a project proposing to demolish a auto use with up to 70 dwelling units and retail this project provides off-street
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parking look at the rear of the property the project is located open that wedding of katrero between 16 and 17 street an urban mixed use and bulk district. commissioners the project requires the following 3 actions first, you must adapt a motion from the general manager of the rec and park department 80 communication with the rec and park department that the address shadow cast on the frank square is not adverse to the square pursuant to the planning code you must grant a large section to allow the construction of the tall mixed use building included the modification of the rear yard usable planning some time for eyes other than dwelling unit and dwelling unit x
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important and last you must adapt the m m rp while included in the packet that was the language was left out of the draft motion to adapt a motion for that and we met with the planning commission and at the hearing the parks commission found the new shadow is not adverse to franklin square. the project provides 70 residential units are mostly multiple use unit the new shadow cast is minor and only has pa 2 point zero shadow and this is not to be adverse to franklin square at current rates 9
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hundred and 66 thousands of impact fees and last the project is balanced with the policy and general plan. lastly since the publication of the case report the staff has letters that are submittal to you that concludes my presentation. and i'm available for questions. thank you >> thank you project sponsor. >> good afternoon, commissioners my name is kim diamond i'm the developer an opportunity to speak here today, we're very happy to be here and appreciate all the hard work you and the staff has dedicated to our development on katrero it's a local developer and builder we
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have code compliant projects. for the past two years we've been actively reaching it out the neighborhood and talking to our merchant neighbors and walking the streets to hear people questions or comments. we'll have numerous community meetings resulting in neighborhoods support including over 25 letters of support and 80 signatures. as part of our outreach we've become actively involved in franklin square it's one of the several parks including the gateway project we've helped to organize 3 clean up series for the next two years which will provide over 6 hundred ours 0 hours of volunteer time true market is contributed to the park of $50,000 working with the
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rec and park department additional through our homeowners association hoa dues will be contributed to franklin square to assist with park maintenance looking at a 10 year period this is $145,000 towards the park and 50 years 2. $6 million. it's our intent that true marks process will continue and be carried through by our future resident. i'm sure you're aware of the counter site is blighted our proposed plan to have 70 new homes including inclusionary units on site. the project will create over 2 hundred my own construction jobs over a 20 month period of time
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and have a apprentice partnership. this is a program in partnership r with the united players to educate folks for the education opportunity within the construction community in closing it's been a true pleasure and honor to with work the neighborhood groups and merchants we've had the opportunity of meeting and we look forward to continuing those relationships and greatly appreciate all the work of the planning staff when we believe has resulted in the building before you. i'm going to turn it over to and introduce glen from the architect to present the plan and design and thank you for your time if you have any questions, i'll be happy to answer them >> thank you. >> good afternoon commissioners can i have the overhead please. we're excited to be here today, this project 346 katrero is
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excited that not only because of the architect we bring to the table but that the location we're building this project i think to the a new area of development for housing we're gifted to be part of that. the site itself is a mid block site between 167 and 17 street it's a really mixed bag of product around there some residential and industrial and commercial. so you know from a standpoint of how to reacting rack to the state e site it's a mid block not n that much to build we thought it was important to beginning a history of the district. this area of katrero which is now known as admission creek is a center hub back in the day fore shipbuilding and industrial
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steel mill plant you might remember the seal stadium was cut i didn't corner it brought a lot of sense of what we wanted to achieve with the design of the product. as you see we have a mcdonalds to the right-hand side and car wash to the left there's a buddhist snit kittie corner and what is important here's where particular reason and ourselves came together this building we don't look at it as a in fill we look at it as a stand alone architecture piece of, you know, product that we wanted to regardless of what was built
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adjacent it would stand alone and look great. this will give you an image of what's existing >> what is on the site what's interesting about the project it is a skeleton concrete form structure we'll be designing it's designed with four sides it's not a two sided building facing katrero the facade on the front and back are similar and on the sides. they're an architecture movement throughout the building as a stand alone building it has merit and once the building is constructed adjacent to it it will hold it's integrity. at the because of the building
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we worked hard on with planning we basically established an identity with respect to the warehouses in the nearby neighborhoods there are about 2 to 3 stories we wanted to create a robust 22 to 28 bays with retail space and lobby we changed from a concrete structure where we segregate stone structure to give it more of the industrial feeling that the warehouses nearby have and create a more pedestrian realm with respect to the trees and planning department. the section of the building which i barley see has key component we have bike storage and bike repair lockers and 3 incredibly green places we have a green space two in the back
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and one on the lower floor and would be overlooking the square. we have retail on both sides central listed the lobby on the building. here's a closer view of the retail space. the other interesting spaces are the two common spaces we divided them up into two to give the residents for variety the lower space is in a quiet tranquil environment and the 8 floor is the residents terrace that overlooks downtown san francisco. we wanted to create those two variances that people had options within they're living
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environment. what is also interesting with the skeleton idea we have the windows step back so we created those juliette buildings and this is a plus the light and quality of the outdoor experience that everyone gets a unique in this building inlike other buildings there's a birds i view. briefly wanted to talk about this part of the building the "x" excess skeleton its not just about architecture the engineering and people that work the concrete workers get to express ourselves our the work and it's a quality of workmanship it's not about the
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architects it's a concrete building with metal and glass we need those guys to perform and as you see this is unique in san francisco being a concrete town it's great for the workers to be able to express themselves and view looking at from katrero hillish area you see the building flows with the industrial environment i like to conclude by saying i really appreciate working with the planning department we worked hard and together and came up with this great idea that's a great edition to the neighborhood if you have any questions, i'll be happy to answer them thank you very much. >> thank you. okay let's open this up for public comment any public comment on that item?
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okay. if i call your name, please line up on the screen side of the room to prevent blocking the door (calling names). >> good afternoon. i'm julian yee i'm here on behalf of the friends of franklin square i'm the leader for the organization where all volunteer based and have 2 hundred and 60 members of folks that use the park primarily neighbors we're here
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to express our support for the true mark developer they've been a great resource to us and have been committed to helping improve the park and we appreciated that. i have a - oh. as the developer mentioned they were very forthcoming in sitting down with us and excusing how we can help the paperwork they've committed to doing park clean up they've done through 3 so far and we've gotten to know them and they've made a commitment to doing several more clean ups over the several years and in addition they've made a contribution financially they've committed $40,000 toward our
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capital improvement plan to have a fenced-in dog area and adult equipment at the park we've worked closely with rec and park and the major contribution they've made is this very innovative idea of contributing through are their hoa for having a dedicated park funds that will be tremendous in terms of the upkeep so again we've fully support of the true mark at 346 katrero after the developer has been helpful and in addition to having additional neighbors in this building we'll have people invested in the park if you have
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any questions, i'll be happy to answer them >> thank you. >> hi good afternoon. i'm here on behalf of the myself i've a business in the mission creek katrero area and on behalf of the northern business association and the northern creek association we've been that presented to the planned and both boards unanimously voted in support of the development since we've started mission creek true mark has been involvement in the community with franklin street fair and all the fairs we've had with the mission walk and through my own work in community telling them in the neighborhoods they've been instrumental and i urge you to support in development thank
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you very much. >> thank you. >> good afternoon, commissioners i'm speaking on behalf of the hayward wong he owns the property across the street and has provided a letter of support for the proposed development he's looking forward to having the project greatly enhance the area and is happy to support this exciting new development. >> thank you. as the next speaker comes up i'll (calling names) >> i'm with local one hundred 4 i want to 1956 in support of the residential act on katrero its a good thing we're talking about 70 units with affordable housing and a ground floor retail space
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which is the city needs that the project is being enhancing the area by adding trees and landscaping for folks. this development will insure the creation of jobs that will put san franciscans to work the state approved apprentices insure that san francisco youths can learn their trade and work hard and contribute to san francisco's economy and enjoy the with work the sheet workers support this on katrero and urge you to support the development as well. thank you >> thank you. >> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is dale hernandez i'm from the local 2 61 on behalf of our brothers and sass sisters we
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would like to voice our strong support for the katrero project true mark has worked hard to build a strong relationship with our local and niefltd to us educate and learn more about our union the labors strongly support this on katrero and urgdz you to support it as well >> thank you. next speaker. >> ax 12 of the charter be a ordained by the people of the san francisco chapter two the municipal code is hereby amended by adding the section one is one .1 the implementation the master plan shall be integrated with comparable policies for san
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francisco. the following policies are hereby established the basis upon which the master plan is resolved number 8 that our parks and small business and our access to sell visits is protected if development. everyone is happy to see true mark moving into the neighborhood and their project is going to get built but doesn't need to be as tall as it is. the community planned the c pe is a different project that project is on the community exception we're casting shadows on the soccer field but not on the playground i assume you've seen the shadows study on the playgrounds all the people moving into the neighborhood you know that all the projects with
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the same expectations small business and green space all the things that and were green neighborhoods shadow for each naind neighborhood was concerned they've lowered the height because they didn't want shadows being casted you can't take the eastern neighborhoods or the elements unless you're going to take it all i encourage you there are will that and not throwing that word around lightly they are so, yeah. then the appendix 10 no building permit authorizing the structure that casts shade or shadows under the jurisdiction of designated so far acquisition by the rec and park commission and the rec and park commission said
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take it up with planning we don't have control over those please discuss the height of the building thank you >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, commissioners i'm peter garza i'm with the carpenters local 22 they want to voice their strong support for the mixed use project 346 katrero avenue we've happily participated in a project to connect local use inform potential jobs in the area this project is 1 more avenue to fulfillment of the community. you've heard from true mark saying they were looking to bring on one individual into the project into the construction
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trade the carpenters are committed to offer to them the apprentices for opportunity to people within the community those slots so we can reach out to the community to fulfill that we will do an outreach to the community for the right candidate it is a good paying career one with mental and dental opportunity. those are things that trades bring to the table for this project yes, the carpenters union fully supports this and true mark we ask you to support this project. thank you >> thank you. >> good afternoon, commissioners tim on behalf of the housing action coalition and on on
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behalf of our one hundred thirty members we support n this the project sponsor presented this and enthusiastically received in some since a it is a pioneer it's tang a stretch that could badly use some activation and bringing people activation of the pedestrian ream and meets our sweet spot nevertheless of the inclusion it's an slept project and love the exemplar community outreach in particular with the franklin playground franklin park. on the issues of the shadows our members look ated the shadows and think it's a great edition to the neighborhood, in fact, we've supported the project in
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front of the which the rec and park commission this is compliant and it's time to get it going and this part of the town going i hope you won't delay this >> is there any additional public comment. >> hi i never understood why we shouldn't be allowed to build buildings that cast shadows on park. i come from philadelphia - can you put it down. i'm in philadelphia this is surround on all four sides i can kind of see this picture is better. all the buildings are 16 to 25
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stories all four sides if a 9 story building is going to do make the park worse maybe all the stories will make the park totally unusable. i don't know. pretty nice. people love that park (laughter) this is like one of our most this is easily philadelphia's most successful place. and, you know, well known as a successful park so i don't think the shadows are going to hurt this park or any park. thanks >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, commissioners joel electrical workers local 6 i want to strongly voice our support for the project thank you to true
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mark in helping with the community outreach until about a couple weeks ago i was working with the katrero park with the new trauma center and realized that corridor from about 24 it to 16 street is a absolute ghost town there's needs to be residential and restaurants and entertainment so we're happy to see this as a beginning to helping the corridor. thank you >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. i'm will i'm here as a nearby resident i live on 20th and bryant. >> thank you an opportunity to speak and i'm here in support of true marks project.
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as a local residential eir resident with a family of two kids i use the park i think the project will enhance the park and specifically from a safety perspective working in the area i walk by the site almost everyday i'm ready for the day when we see the project fulfilled i urge you to support it i spoke in front of the of the rec and park and have no concerns over the shadow issue and again, i use the park weekly with my two daughters so i think it's a great project and urge you to approve that thank you >> thank you is there any additional public comment seeing none, public comment is closed commissioner antonini. >> thank you. i'm supportive of this project it's hearted living to see a number of those projects come before us to